Thursday, September 22, 2016

OMG - I just published my first book! :-D

At first, I must say sorry because normally, I'm not the kind of guy who makes marketing for himself, but in this very case, I just can't spare you, because I'm so happy that I must share the story. Well. It's here. It's lying on my table. I can touch it. It's really physical.

Folks, I still can't fully believe it. I've just published a novel. For years and years, I have started to write more then just one story, but never finished one. I even started to write a historical story which I work on from time to time - for more then five years now. Finally, I really made it. Thanks to Kindle's storyteller awards 2016, this time I had a certain deadline that determined me to complete my work right on time.

For the setting, I put up the popular zombie apokalypse scenario and altered it by trying to find an answer to the question that most dystopic novels put aside in order to focus on the outbreak itself: what if mankind survives such an outbreak in more or less good shape, with order being restored in fortified, highly populated safe zones? What would society look like, even if the facade shows no big change to the 'real world' in the first place? And what happens if all these fancy new technologies get into the wrong hands?

It's been fun to write this story which is in fact Part01 in a row of 3 or 4 books in total.
The book is available on Amazon (Alpha 67) as an EBook or in a printed version. Language is German (haven't started to make a translation into English yet).

Well - now you know why there's not that much painting progress on my blog at the moment. I hope you understand.
But: there's more about figure to come soon. I still have to make a few good shots of my medal-winning contributions for this years' show in Heiden and I have some very interesting stuff on my desk, including Soviet tank riders, wolves from Nicolai and a real SU100 tank model kit. Isnt't that amazing? :-D

Stay tuned, friends!


  1. Well done that man!!!!!!
    A. Reserve a copy for me
    B. If you Need any help with Translation/proof reading I did some back in the day (also recently for wolfgang´s book) Thing that I wonder about in an apocalypse Setting..what would happen to the nuclear power stations? If a huge amount of the Population died, and shutting them down takes years..and the techs had also died )or a lot of them) Wouldn´t they overheat and explode?

  2. @Steve: Thank you! :-)
    @Paul: best send me a DM with your email address on the forum. ;-)
    Well - although the whole society doesn't blow up well enough to make that happen in my storyline, it's indeed an interesting question. I spoke with some ppl at local electricity providers and they told me that they actually have certain preparation plans for pandemia cases to provide electricity for the public as long as possible.

    A) nuclear power plants are programmed to shut down automatically if not operated and supplied over a certain period of time. So if nothing goes wrong, they aren't as dangerous as one might think (apart from all that radioactive substances remainins in a rotting building).

    B) what would almost certainly go offline quite early are electricity plants that are fed with coal. They need constant supply of fresh coal to keep up their work and as many plants only store supplies for a small amount of time, a break in the constant delivery chain will close these plants down in the very first row.

  3. Me again.
    I´ve found out the PM System doesn´t work at Benno´s..not for me anyway. I´ve probably set it up wrong...or pressed the wrong button much for being a Moderator eh? :-P
    My E-Mail is at the top of the Bods 4 Sale page on my blog.
    Thanks for the info on the Nuclear power plants. I always had visions of the world getting hit by a series of nuclear explosions as the plants went "hot"